Dec 25, 2012 10:00pm PST
for myself. >> "middle school moment" begs right now. (siren wails) (horn honks) >> narrator: two and a half years ago, omarina cabrera, a student at middle school 244 in the bronx, was struggling. >> my first year here, me and my mom got evicted. i felt shattered. that was the home that i had for my whole life, and i grew up there. i didn't know what was going to happen next. that period of not knowing wasn't something that i felt comfortable with. i felt this inkling in me that i would never want my children or anyone else to experience this. >> narrator: shuffled between relatives' apartments, some without even electricity, omarina suffered another loss. >> when i was really young and my father walked out for whatever reason, i finally got in touch with him. just before we were about to talk and i was about to go see him he had gotten a stroke, and i had to leave to the dominican republic, see my father for the first time and it was in a casket. >> narrator: with her home life in chaos, omarina's school life began to suffer. she didn't know it, but she was starting down a path
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
am here today to beg you guys... >> narrator: the science that gave the movement its originalw impetus was a 1998 article by british gastroenterologist andrew wakefield in the medical journal the "lancet." he reported on 12 children with gastrointestinal problems, eight of whom developed symptoms of autism following an mmr shot. wakefield's theory was that the measles vaccine inflamed the intestines, causing harmful proteins to leak into the bloodstream, eventually damaging the brain and causing autism. >> measles, mumps and rubella, given together, may be too much for the immune system of some children to handle. clearly for the vast majority, it is protective. and we must emphasize that it is just a small cohort of children- - we don't know how large-- but who have appeared to have developed a syndrome. >> we don't want your dna. >> narrator: news of wakefield's provocative "lancet" article spread across the world, creating fear that measles shots might cause autism. >> there was a dramatic decline in the coverage of young children with measles vaccines. >> narrator: autism
Dec 23, 2012 9:00pm PST
jesus, the night before he dies, is prostrate on the ground, begging god, "if this all could pass... but i will do what you want," and the disciples all flee. now, that's an awful picture. that makes sense to me because mark is writing to a persecuted community who knows... who know what it's like to die. that's how you die, feeling abandoned by god. over to "john." jesus is not on the ground in "john." the whole cohort of the jerusalem forces come out, 600 troops come out to capture jesus, and they end up with their faces on the ground in "john." and jesus says, "of course i will do what the father wants." and jesus tells them to, "let my disciples go." he's in command of the whole operation. you have a jesus out of control, almost, in "mark," a jesus totally in control in "john"-- both gospels. neither of them are historical. i don't think either of them know exactly what happened. >> jesus dies on a different day in john's gospel than in "matthew," "mark" and "luke." in the three synoptic gospels, jesus actually eats a passover meal before he dies. in john's gospel, he doesn't.